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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1 by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Course

"Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1" is aimed at learners who are seeking to augment, expand, optimize, and increase the efficiency of their Excel spreadsheet skills by tapping into the powerful programming, automation, and customization capabilities available with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This course is the first part of a three-part series and Specialization that focuses on the application of computing techniques in Excel/VBA to solve problems. In this course (Part 1), you will: 1) create macros to automate procedures in Excel; 2) define your own user-defined functions; 3) create basic subroutines to interface with the user; 4) learn the basic programming structures in VBA; and 5) automate Excel’s Goal Seek and Solver tools and use numerical techniques to create “live solutions” to solve targeting and optimization problems. New to computer programming? The extremely intuitive and visual nature of VBA lends itself nicely to teaching and learning - what a fun way to learn to code! No prior knowledge in programming nor advanced math skills are necessary yet seasoned programmers will pick up new and creative spreadsheet problem solving strategies. After you have learned the basics of VBA, each module will introduce foundational and broad problems inspired by situations that you might encounter in the real world. To pass each module, you'll need to pass a mastery quiz and complete a problem solving assignment. This course is unique in that the weekly assignments are completed in-application (i.e., on your own computer in Excel), providing you with valuable hands-on training....

Top reviews

Jan 26, 2018

Great course! I like it goes straight to implementation and is practice-oriented. What could be improved maybe is sound quality of lectures. And maybe it would be great to have some VBA notes in pdf.

Apr 18, 2020

The pattern of course is really nice.It first teaches all the basic information in video and the assignments are designed in a way that all the taught information are used to solve the assignment.

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By Andrea N R S

Mar 14, 2018

Excellent course, give you tangible examples so you can get better the concepts.

By 喬健 姜

Jan 5, 2020

New skill of automatical computing helps my work and increase my personal value

By Ruben G G

Aug 22, 2019

Excelent, my favorite section is when we went thorught the optimization metods.

By Elizabeth P A

Jun 4, 2019

Well presented course! One of the best courses I have done so far :) Very happy

By Jason L

Jul 14, 2018

Excellent instruction and clarity. Assignments are well designed. Great course!

By Rocío M B

Jan 9, 2021

Awesome course! Many thanks, Charlie Nuttelman! Can't wait to start Part 2 :)

By Miguel A Z G

Jun 20, 2020

One of the best courses I have taken, super educational and with a good level.

By Shikhar S

Jun 2, 2020

Great course. It was fun to solve the assignments and quizzes. Well designed!!


May 22, 2018

The course was helpful and the teaching method was easy to understand

Thank you

By Ip C Y

Jan 9, 2021

super helpful tutor teaching is clear and I am learning this program happily.

By Hafiz H F

Oct 14, 2020

The best instructor I found in online courses. Ready for the other two parts.

By S. M P R

Jul 5, 2020

It's a very wonderful course. I have learnt many things new from this course.

By Amay P

Jan 11, 2021

Just Wow!!! I highly recommend taking this course if one wants to learn VBA.

By Cavid H

Apr 22, 2020

Perfect course. I have learned a lot of new information through this course.

By Андрей

Jul 12, 2019

Great course to learn bacis of VBA with nice examples from engineering field

By Johannes

Feb 3, 2021

The assignments are quite tricky, but really good.

Thank you for the course!

By Karlo A L

Oct 6, 2020

Great for beginners! Easy enough to complete with challenges along the way.

By Ismail E I

Jul 26, 2020

this course very interested for me ,and the course is organized ana helpful

By Revathy R

Jun 1, 2020

Enjoyed doing the course. Challenging questions kept on my toes throughout.

By Rocío M T

Jul 22, 2020

It's very very useful and the teacher is so good! I strongly recommend it.

By Carlos B H B

Jun 22, 2020

Great course, well explained and useful examples and exercises. Thank you!

By Jessica C P

Apr 27, 2020

Loved it! One of the most fun and fully explained courses I have taken yet

By Aleksey

Apr 22, 2018

Great course! It was really fun to do all the challenging tasks it offers!

By Paul B

Sep 25, 2020

Fantastic course! Great combination of teaching, quizzes, and assignment.